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Midweek Music Club

Lillias Hobson, Troubadour, Charlie Reader & Carlos Grassot

Live Music
Thursday 20th Dec 19:30

Start of our new regular Monthly Thursday gig night at 81 hosted by Midweek Music Club.

The Premier night, kicks off with: Lillias Hobson, Troubadour, Charlie Reader & Carlos Grassot.

Western Promise

Support from Peter 'Digsy' Deary, Oranj Son and Marlie Centawer and Special Guests.

Live Music
Friday 21st Dec 19:30

"Shake Babylon Shake" - The Return of the Mighty Western Promise. To celebrate the reissue on Cherry Red records of the critically acclaimed "Here comes a Revolution" album which features Mick Jones of The Clash and Chelcee Grimes amongst others. For a night of Rebel Rock Western Promise are hard to beat


Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon

Live Music
Saturday 5th Jan 13:00 - 16:00


No tickets, just turn up!

Our regular first Saturday of the Month live sessions in the venue continue into 2019 with Liverpool Acoustic. What better way to spend the afternoon.

Rob Jones & Rob White

Live Music
Saturday 5th Jan 19:30

The 2 Rob's return to the venue space at 81, Renshaw St. on the first Saturday of the year. They will be joined by some very Special Guests for an evening of original acoustic song. Doors open at 7.30pm and five English pounds will secure you a seat.

Spare Snare

Support from Mono Sideboards & Lazy Mary

Live Music
Friday 11th Jan 20:00

Spare Snare: Dundee's answer to Guided By Voices return to Liverpool - lo-fi indie rock heroes with a new Albini-produced LP in tow.

Mono Sideboards: Subtle melancholia from genius tunesmiths a la Joe Pernice/Sparklehorse.

Lazy Mary: Runcorn noiseniks with Sonic Youth guitar explosions and hooks galore.

Chicken Shack

Stan Evans (Sink), Andy Rowan (Gogo Cage), Lawrence Marsh

DJ Sets
Saturday 12th Jan 20:00

Stan Evans (Sink), Andy Rowan (Gogo Cage), Lawrence Marsh This has got to be the best night in Liverpool for lovers of cool 50's and 60's sounds. Stan Evans of the Sink Club, Andy Rowan of the Go-Go Cage! and Lawrence Marsh of Rockin' On The Wirral will be bringing you all vinyl sets of the finest early soul, rhythm and blues, mod jazz, rock and roll, bluebeat and all kinds of ace stuff.

Midweek Music Club

Regular Monthly Event at 81

Live Music
Thursday 17th Jan 19:30

Regualr Monthly Gig night at 81 hosted by Midweek Music Club. Details of artists to follow


Henry Priestman & Friends

5 Decades of Music

Live Music
Sunday 10th Feb 14:00 - 17:30

Henry Priestman has chosen to return to 81 Renshaw to celebrate his 5 decades in Music. From those early heady days with the Yachts, chart success with It's Immaterial, global recognition with The Christians and onto his more recent solo work.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch Henry and the band playing songs from his entire back catalogue.

In 2009, Henry (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80’s, and Yachts’ songs in the 70’s) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD “The Chronicles of Modern Life” to critical acclaim and airplay, and singles from the album (including “Grey’s The New Blonde”) made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. 2014 saw the release of Henry’s 2nd album “The Last Mad Surge of Youth”on Proper Records, which garnered Henry the best reviews he’s had in 37 years of releasing records.


Blackheart Orchestra

Plus Support

Live Music
Saturday 2nd Mar 19:30

Described by Rock Society magazine as “One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” and by Genesis Legend Steve Hackett as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring” award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra. Fresh from supporting the legendary Hawkwind on there recent European tour, The Blackheart Orchestra now head out on there own headline tour of the Country. After 10 years of concert touring across the world, four acclaimed albums, appearances on Good Morning TV, Radio 2 and awards ranging from winning Best British Duo in the Exposure Music Awards to #4 Best New Band of 2018 in PROG magazine’s readers’ poll and then being nominated for The Limelight Award in the 2018 Progressive Music Awards, the unique Blackheart Orchestra have become one of the must-see bands of 2019. The pioneering duo blend musical styles seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral. Well known for producing music beyond all easily marketed genres, their multi-instrumental sonic landscapes have always been too unpredictable for pop, too adventurous for the mainstream and too plain weird for folk. Fusing acoustic fragility and electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra bring together stringed instruments with 80’s synthesisers and classical influences. Don't miss this fantastic, rare opportunity to see them play in such an intimate atmoshpere.